Fashion Fix: Clashing velvet

26 August 2011

Back in 2007 and with some indispensable help from fashion stylist of the moment Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie began her pretty incredible transformation from ‘The Simple Life’ hooligan to Style Supremo!  Alongside pal Mischa Barton, who'd also been taken under La Zoe's fashion wing, the Hollywood starlets fast worked their way up the fashion food chain to the top of every fashion magazine’s Best Dressed List. Fast forward to 2011 and after taking a few years out to have her two children, we’re pleased to see Miss Richie stepping out in style again.

Rocking one of this season’s biggest trends, Nicole mixes two shades of velvet creating a modern evening look for winter.  But the secret behind creating her winning look? Do like Ms Richie and be sure to keep the majority of your look tonal (in Nicole’s case she chooses black additions to go with her navy dress) and then throw in a jarring shade of velvet (Nicole chose a vintage apple green bag) to complete your look. Check out how you can recreate her look with our top 6 buys below… 

Zig zag print skirt, £385, Marc by Marc at

Velvet court shoes, £424, Ballin from Biondini at

Velvet bow bag, £25, Topshop

Orange Liv top, £89, Reiss

Necklace, £355, Dawn Tribe Fanfare necklace at

Trilby, £260, Gucci

- Lily Russo


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